Grizzlies' Mike Miller wins NBA's Sixth Man Award

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Grizzlies guard Mike Miller won the NBA's Sixth Man Award today.

That's the award for the league's best player coming off the bench. Miller was a starter for Memphis last season, but he was reduced to a backup role this year.

Instead of complaining, Miller led the league in scoring off the bench this season- with 13-point-7 points per game.

This is Miller's sixth year in the NBA.

He was drafted out of Florida by the Orlando Magic and won the rookie of the year award in 2001.

He was traded to Memphis in 2003. It's the first time the franchise has ever won a Sixth Man Award.

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